Header photo by Martina Ketelaar
The scrutineering for the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge took place today. During this event the RED E is checked to see if it complies with all demands set by the organization. Obviously, this is a very exciting day for the team!
1. Early birds!
The start of the scrutineering took place at 09:00 at the Darwin Convention Centre. The tension is palpable in the hall at the moment. Today will decide which cars will actually take part in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge.
2. Arrival at the hall
RED E arrived at the Waterfront in no time, a beautiful place at Darwin’s coast. This is where the scrutineering will take place!
3. Curious crowd
Our competition is also curious to see RED E and they immediately approach us! It’s nice to see that there is this much interest in RED E. Of course, we’re also taking a peek at the other cars present at the scrutineering.
4. 09:30 Start Scrutineering
It’s time to enter the Convention Centre with RED E. The scrutineering is about to start and the tension within the team is rising! Despite everything, we’re not expecting much trouble during the scrutineering. It still remains exciting though. For example, in 2015 we were initially unexpectedly denied entry into the event. We’d like to prevent this if we can this year, so today everyone is fully focused.
5. There she is!
The world cup is proudly displayed in the middle of the hall. This year, more than 30 teams will take up the challenge to fight for the world championship! Who do you think will win this year?
6. Drivers are being weighed
When our drivers take place behind the wheel, they will be given extra weight so that they and their ballast will make up 80kg. In order to determine the ballast necessary, the drivers will have to be weighed.
7. Safe and fair
All technical aspects of the car are being checked to see if they fulfill the safety requirements and the technical regulations set by the organization.
8. The roll bar
As a part of the stringent safety requirements, the roll bar is also checked. The roll bar protects the driver in case the car unexpectedly rolls over during a potential crash.
9. Almost past the scrutineering
Today was an exciting day. Thankfully, with the exception of some details, we’ve passed the scrutineering! Tomorrow we’re expecting to receive the official RED E GO! Keep updated via our website and social media channels.